Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Vie (Angipatch, 1981)

This instrumental title track of "Vie" ("Life" in English) has a very special taste, suspended between the '70s and the '80s and immediately captures the listener's attention with its rythmic pattern, an unusual one for prog rock. Then, little by little, the other instruments come in and bring back a more (but never too much) traditional progressive texture. The track shows how eclectic Angipatch were and how unique their sound was in the French prog rock scene of the late '70s and the early '80s.

Angipatch debuted with this interesting concept album,

They tried to give a fresher face to our genre and surely they weren't the only ones there, but their solutions actually are interesting still today and even if some key sounds seem a little dated nowadays. This convincing (my opinion, of course) fusion of symphonic rock, electronic music and mainstream pop-rock is worth another listening and an addiction to my blog.